Ch 10: Overview of Inequalities

About This Chapter

Boost your confidence in working with inequalities in algebra with this interesting chapter. Use our short video lessons to prepare for an upcoming placement exam or homework assignment, and then test your skills with the lesson quizzes or chapter test.

Overview of Inequalities - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, the algebraic concept of an inequality is introduced, as well as how to graph inequalities containing one and two variables. You will also learn about set notation, systems of inequalities, compound inequalities and have the chance to solve practice graphing problems. How to graph and solve an absolute value inequality is also discussed.

As you move through the chapter, your study will include translating math sentences into inequalities and some hands-on practice problems involving linear inequalities. Once you have completed these lessons, you should also know how to:

  • Define inequality
  • Solve practice problems involving inequality graphing
  • Understand how absolute value inequalities are graphed
  • Translate an inequality into a math sentence and vice versa
  • Complete practice problems involving linear inequalities

Our short video lessons and quizzes are created by professional instructors who know how to capture your attention while learning. Use the printable lesson transcripts as study guides that you can review offline when you're away from a computer or mobile device. If you have questions as you work through the lessons, our instructors are available to offer assistance.

8 Lessons in Chapter 10: Overview of Inequalities
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is an Inequality?

1. What is an Inequality?

Deciding how to spend your money can be a tricky thing. Should you save it, invest it, or enjoy it? Learn how inequalities can help you make your decision!

How to Graph 1- and 2-Variable Inequalities

2. How to Graph 1- and 2-Variable Inequalities

So an inequality is just an equation with a less than or greater than symbol. But what is the difference between 1 and 2 variable inequalities? What does have a greater than or equal to symbol change? When do you use a number line instead of a coordinate plane? Get those answers here!

Set Notation, Compound Inequalities, and Systems of Inequalities

3. Set Notation, Compound Inequalities, and Systems of Inequalities

In this lesson, we'll explore the conditions of compound inequalities and learn how to express them using set notation and interval notation. Test you knowledge afterward with a short quiz.

Graphing Inequalities: Practice Problems

4. Graphing Inequalities: Practice Problems

If you're already pretty familiar with what inequalities are and just looking for a place to practice your skills, this is the place. This lesson covers topics like 1-variable, 2-variable, compound, and systems of inequalities.

How to Solve and Graph an Absolute Value Inequality

5. How to Solve and Graph an Absolute Value Inequality

Taking two skills and combining them to make a more complicated problem is a classic tactic in mathematics. If you feel confident with absolute values and inequalities, see if you can tackle them with their powers combined here!

Solving and Graphing Absolute Value Inequalities: Practice Problems

6. Solving and Graphing Absolute Value Inequalities: Practice Problems

Solving and graphing absolute value inequalities brings a lot of different skills together in one place. The practice problems in this video will give you a good chance to see more examples of absolute value inequalities but will also test your general algebraic knowledge.

Translating Math Sentences to Inequalities

7. Translating Math Sentences to Inequalities

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can easily translate math sentences into inequalities. Once you know how to do this, solving word problems becomes that much easier.

Solving Linear Inequalities: Practice Problems

8. Solving Linear Inequalities: Practice Problems

Linear inequalities may look intimidating, but they're really not much different than linear equations. In this lesson, we'll practice solving a variety of linear inequalities.

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